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hurricane sandy might disagree. as a country, where does that leave us when it comes to addressing and committing to comprehensive environmental policy? we are the same country that signed the protocol to reduce greenhouse emissions but never rad fied it. there aren't enough recycling bins, bottles and bags to reverse the damage we have done. we need bigger policy. policy that shifts us in another direction that has us investing in a greener future for the environment and the economy. president obama may have shown signs he is ready to do that in the second inaugural address. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. the path toward sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations the power of jobs and technologies. we must claim its promise. >> strong, clear words from a president considered not green enough by environment lists in his first term. it's true, the president has a lot of wo
, sandy levin. interestingly enough, sandy and i actually share act. sometimes you hear the term, reagan democrats. it was from our county. you have two. you have two very divergent beliefs coming out of a county. but one thing that is a very commonality of think of a county like mccomb, is we have budgets. we pass budgets on time. we balance them. we just think you should have a budget. interestingly enough, just before i came here, before we had our vote series, i was doing something i call congress in the classroom where i was going to call it skipe, but it's the new technology as uvo. i talk to all these kids in my district, my part of the county, about things that are going on in congress. i was telling them about this particular piece of legislation that was going to come before the congress tomorrow and tell them that the senate had actually not passed a budget in almost four years. they said, how could that be? isn't there anything you can do to force that? i said, we're going to try tomorrow and it's unfortunate it has to come to that. whatever kind of budget the senate would pa
. that was the scene in hartford, connecticut, where the parents of children killed at sandy hook elementary testified boofer an audience that wasn't always friendly. neil heslin talked about the loss of his 6-year-old son jesse who was shot and killed while urging his classmates to run. in washington the president and vice president met at the white house with law enforcement officials from towns that have been scarred by gun violence. let's bring in steve kornacki, my colleague here at msnbc, and democratic strategist julian epstein. i want to put this question to both of you if i can. steve, these gun lobbyists are fairly aggressive. they dragged the president's children into the debate with that scurrilous advert but heckling the father of a child who was lost? can you explain that to me? >> if you look at the outpouring of grief for these families, one thing that's separated the aftermath of newtown is this story has stayed in the news. it stayed in the news a lot longer than other shootings and it's kept gun control in the news a lot longer which has created this political opening. when you look
three weeks. one was on sandy, the other was on raising taxes. in both cases obama had a bipartisan majority in the house. that is a governing majority. he's going to have it on immigration and also on the debt ceiling. not sure he's going to have it on guns, but he's going to drive the really hard-line republicans crazy because he's going to be able to break off 40 or 50 of them for all these other things. chris: that seems to be true as much as the opposition is hotter and perhaps hardening out there on the right. it does seem that the center right and the center are in play and obama is making his move toward them successfully. >> their governing philosophy coming in is that the fever would break among the tea party folks, among the hard right, and also that just folks in the house would sort of move to the boehner philosophy, which is a governing philosophy. the sort of -- chris: in other words, you don't need a majority of the republicans to rule. >> you break the rule, which is what he's done on these big-ticket items. they have been meeting over these last couple of days to f
hurricane sandy relief package is manned for 5:30. and tomorrow senators will take up the confirmation vote of the nomination of massachusetts senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. live coverage here on c-span the. c-span2. a bipartisan group of senators today will unveil immigration proposals at a news conference at 2:30 eastern with live coverage on c-span. this is ahead of a speech president obama will give on immigration policy tomorrow in las vegas. and wanted to tell you a little bit more about some of the new members of the 113th congress from massachusetts. democratic elizabeth warren, who defeated incumbent senator scott brown, was an early advocate for the formation of the consumer financial protection bureau and is the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. over in the house, joseph kennedy will represent the state's 4th district. he's the grandson of former u.s. attorney general and presidential nominee robert f. kennedy. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this sufferin
are friends with sandy. and i want to be your friend. i got to tell you, friends, i am not sure what it is we're doing here today. this was filed yesterday morning, 7:00 on inauguration day. i read the article, which i assume was -- everything i heard was the father of this idea. and -- but the fact is the democrat party has been totally left out of this. we keep going down the road here, sort of lurching and jerking about. sort of like plan b. leaving us out, calling us up to the rules committee where we all sit up here, sitting up higher than everybody else, looking so we really know what's going on. we really have about had it. there is nothing called regular order. we talk about it all the time. we talk about budgets being law. we read it this week. this is a step too far for me. i really think what you're doing here, while i appreciate it as well as i think everybody else, on my side of the committee, that the idea of dollar for dollar business seems to be gone. we're glad for that i'm not really clear. we pass the law. we think that the senate will pass the same bill. is that the same i
put it in the supplemental bill for sandy. and guess what? the house republicans stripped it out and didn't put it in their version of the sandy bill. so even today, after we know what happened, the republicans are still not willing to give her the resources to protect our diplomats abroad. >> senator, what was this hearing about today? was it about getting and finding solutions or something else? >> listen, to me, this was simply about politics, right, about two-thirds of the republicans that asked questions asked questions about a handful of tv appearances by susan rice. the fact is if republicans asked just a small percentage of the questions that they've been asking about these television appearances about the war in iraq, we wouldn't be talking about saving four lives, we would be talking about saving 4,000 lives. and so i'm glad she's being as transparent as she has been. but it's about time to focus on something bigger than this. >> senator, you have access to these intelligence materials. did you learn anything today? was there any new information that came out today? >>
the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, eleanor holmes norton said the opus is on ordinary citizens to get involved. >> no more moaning. it's time to do something about it. >> reporter: there were a few people who opposed restricting assault weapons and magazines and requiring all gun purchases to have background checks. >> this won't work or make a difference. >> reporter: what will make a difference? >> prosecute guys who commit the crimes. >> reporter: a minister asked the crowd to pray in the direction of the white house for success of the obama administration's efforts to control guns. education secretary arne duncan reminded participants that it's going to take more than prayer. >> we'll do everything in our power to make sure that we pass legislation and to make our families and communities safer. we can't do it ourselves. we need you. if we stay together, nothing can stop us. thank you so much and god bless. thank you. >> reporter: a smokes -- spokesman for the nra didn't have a immediate response. in the past, the group opposed further restrictions on gun sales. john henreh
. after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, d.c.'s congressional delegate said the onus is now on ordinary citizens to get involved. >> no more moaning. it's time to do something about it. [ applause ] >> reporter: in the crowd there were a few people who opposed restricting assault weapons or ammunition magazines or requiring background checks for all gun purchases. >> this will not work or make a difference. >> reporter: what will make a difference? >> prosecute guys who commit the crimes. >> reporter: a minister asked the crowd to pray in the direction of the white house for the success of the administration's to control guns. arnie duncan reminded participants it will take more than prayer. >> we'll do everything to make sure we pass legislation to make sure our communities are safer. but we can't do it by ourselves. we need all of you. in we stay together, nothing can stop us. thank you so much and god bless. thank you. >> reporter: the spokesman for the nra did not have an immediate response to the rally. in the past, that group has opposed any further restrictions on gun
him to it. the vice-chairman sandy winifield, and all our outstanding members of the joint chiefs. our secretary of veterans affairs and vietnam veteran rick shinseki, who is here. and we're honored to be joined by some truly extraordinary americans, our wounded warriors who inspire us with their incredible strength and resolve. [ cheering ] our enlisted men and women and junior officers, the backbone of our military. [ cheering ] our amazing military families. including the families of the fallen. our gold star families. we will stand with you always. the members of the legendary tuskegee airmen in the house. and the recipients of our nation's highest military decoration, the medal of honor. we are honored by your presence. you know, today we experienced the majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people. a day made possible because there are patriots like each and every one of you who defend our freedom every single day. so this little party is just another way to say something we can never say enough, thank you. thank yo
also voted against relief for victims of hurricane sandy. by ryan's definition, if the government is rebuilding your destroyed home, you're a taker too. >> look, this is a straw man argument. the president said earlier that we had suspicions about medicare and taking care of the elderly and feeding poor children. when he sets up these straw men, to affix views to add ver sears that they don't have, to win the argument by default, it's not an honest debate. we want to have a safety net. a safety net that's there for the vulnerable, poor, for people who cannot help themselves. but we don't want to have a culture in this country that encouraging more dependency that saps and drains people of their ability to make the most of their lives. >> which part of the culture today is doing that? is part of this culture that you even benefited from after your father died. >> absolutely. >> so which part of the safety net culture is sapping america's opportunity right now? >> this is the point we keep making with benefits like food stamps, for example. the benefits that he talks about, the chan
weapons ban want us all to remember. the 26 children and teachers gunned down at the sandy hook elementary school almost six weeks ago. and these are the guns they want to get off the streets. the legislation unveiled today marks the first major test of whether the newtown, connecticut, massacre was indeed a turning point in the national debate over gun control. let's bring in our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash. dana, one senator in particular is on a personal mission to get this measure passed. >> reporter: that's right. of all of the gun control items that president obama proposed last month, earlier this month, i should say, this is going to be the toughest to pass through congress, reviving the assault weapons ban, which expired about a decade ago, almost. but it is because this particular senator is on a personal mission, based on a tragedy that happened four decades ago. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. >> both mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues
colleagues voted for the hurricane sandy relief. only 85 of their members voted to provide tax cuts to the middle class. when it comes to pushing our country over the brink, they're all in. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i yield one minute to the distinguished gentleman from ohio, the speaker of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bayne -- the speaker: let me thank my colleagues for yielding and ask my colleagues to vote for the no budget new york pay act. the premise here is simple. it says that there should be no long-term increase in the debt limit until there's a long-term plan to deal with the fiscal crisis that faces our country. every hard working taxpayer in america knows that they have to do a budget. every hard working taxpayer understands that you expect continue to spend money you don't have. we are committed to continue to do a budget every year. and if you think about this, it's not just that we've done a budget the last
-- >> and advocates are calling for more control and parents of some of the slain students, children up in sandy hook elementary school and then you also had last night, on governor huckabee's show the daughter of the parents killed in that luby massacre talking about gun control and some of the laws and pieces of legislation are floated by the likes of dianne feinstein wouldn't do anything, listen to her. >> they're a joke. the only thing that gun laws like that do is prevent people like me from being able to protect ourselves. they do not affect people who are bent on doing harm in any way, shape or form. so, i find it very frustrating when they use such a horrible event as what happened in connecticut to try and go after guns that frankly, this is another one of my frustrations, is that these so-called assault weapons, when you talk to the average person on the street, they think they mean rapid fire weapons, and you and i know that those rapid fire weapons have been illegally in this country since the 1930's, so they're taking a class of guns and renamed them so that people are afraid of them. bu
the prior year. the company cited a variety of factors including the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy. >> the d.c. district u.s. court of appeals ruled that president obama's nlrb recess appointments, which were already controversial in 2012, were not only controversial but unconstitutional. our next guest is demanding that they resign from their posts. senator mike johanns joins us now with more on the letter that he wrote to the cfp and the nlrb calling for immediate resignation. senator, did you get an answer? >> i have not gotten an answer yet. hopefully i do and i hope they do step down. >> what is the likelihood that it's appealed to the supreme court? >> you know, i do think there's a likelihood. although the risk that the president has at this point is if he appeals can the decision get worse? that's always a debate that goes on. but the end result here is it's almost redundant to ask them to resign because they're there illegally. the court side so. >> how do you -- how would it get worse? because this court took a much broader ruling than people had anticipated. this was not
is in response to the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, last month. in san jose we've learned one man is in custody but two others are still at large following a home invasion robbery in one of the safest neighborhoods. the three men forced their way into a home in almaden valley monday night. they ransacked the house and tied up the elderly couple inside then left in the couple's two cars. those cars were found on wednesday. >>> coming up after the break, we'll take a look at the forecast and the roads. >>> welcome back. the time is 9:28. want to show you a beautiful live picture here, but this is as high as we can get for you this morning. this is high atop san bruno mountain overlooking the san francisco bay. we do have thick low clouds. i want to show you how far your visibility has been reduced. down to a mile and three quarters in san jose. 2 miles that's it in livermore and a quarter mile in santa rosa. travel cautiously. we're expecting the fog to burn off in the next couple of hour. once it does so the sun will bring the temperatures to upper 60s to
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